Sherbrooke residents invited to reduce their drinking water consumption

Sherbrooke residents urged to reduce their drinking water consumption

Citizens are invited to reduce their consumption of drinking water on Thursday.

Share September 15, 2020 8:27 p.m. Share Sherbrooke residents invited to reduce their drinking water consumptionSherbrooke residents urged to reduce their drinking water consumption

Jonathan Custeau La Tribune The repair of a raw water supply pipe bringing water from Lake Memphremagog to the J.-M.-Jeanson reservoir is pushing the City of Sherbrooke to ask its citizens to limit their consumption of potable water. This directive will be in effect as of Thursday, September 17, until further notice.

“During the repair work, we will have to use the municipality's reserves to supply all the residences in the territory. The basins are filled to capacity and we do not see any distribution problem during the fifteen hours that the work should last, ”said the head of the Water Management and Construction Division, Jean-Pierre Fortier. , in a press release.

The City is therefore asking to postpone activities that are not necessary, such as the use of the dishwasher or the washing machine, if they involve the use of drinking water. Any outdoor use will be prohibited.

No drop in pressure should be noticeable and it will not be necessary to boil the water, since the line carries untreated water to the plant.

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